In this article, we will cover how to access your OVH US HPC (Hosted Private Cloud) environment via SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) with Linux/macOS and Windows.
Accessing HPC via SFTP with Linux/macOS
To access your HPC environment via SFTP from Linux or macOS open Terminal and enter the following command:
$ sftp email@example.com
Note: Replace our HPC environment address example (i.e., pcc-192-0-2-18.ovh.us) with your own.
You will then receive the following output. Type the responses (denoted in red text) when prompted:
The authenticity of host 'pcc-192-0-2-18.ovh.us (192.0.2.18)' can't be established.
RSA key fingerprint is SHA256:vp7m4GPWyH1Qe28Is3G6rRKANB4KTHUT9VemkULJn4w.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added 'pcc-192-0-2-18.ovh.us,192.0.2.18' (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
firstname.lastname@example.org's password: your password
Connected to pcc-192-0-2-18.ovh.us. sftp>
Once you have successfully accessed your HPC environment via SFTP, you can view your datastores using the following command:
You will see your data stores in the output as follows:
Once you have identified the datastore that you wish to upload files to or download files from, move into that datastore. To do so enter the following:
sftp> cd pcc-xxxxxx
Note: Replace our datastore with yours.
Now you are able to access your datastore and upload files to it as needed.
Accessing HPC via SFTP with Windows
To access your HPC environment via SFTP in Windows an SFTP client is required as Windows does not come with one by default. A common and popular SFTP client is Filezilla. For more information regarding using FileZilla, please refer to FileZilla's Wiki.
Now that you are familiar with connecting to an HPC environment via SFTP, you can upload files to your HPC Datastore without using the vSphere Web Client.